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The Best TV Shows Returning In 2021

Updated March 30, 2021 12.0k votes 260 voters 3.7k views285 items

List RulesVote up the returning shows with new episodes in 2021 that you're most exited about.

The returning TV shows 2021 is bringing are a mix of series finales, previously-canceled shows that have been renewed on a new channel, and plenty of long-running Emmy-nominated and fan-favorite shows. Which shows returning in 2021 are you most excited for? Vote up the shows you look forward to returning from this list of the most popular shows renewed for a new season and start planning your 2021 watchlist.

There were a lot of shakeups in filming and production in 2020, which means the 2021 TV schedule is still, in some ways, up in the air. Thankfully, many beloved shows have been renewed for 2021, or at least for a new season. No matter what happens you can be reassured that 2021 will bring more episodes of your favorite shows like American Gods, Riverdale, and The Masked Singer. There are several TV shows returning in 2021 that will be airing their final seasons, such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Expanse, and Dead to Me. As a balance, 2021 returning shows also include cancelled shows that were picked up by a new network and given a second chance, like Tuca & Bertie, formerly on Netflix and cancelled after one season before being picked up by Adult Swim.

Vote up the 2021 returning TV shows you're most excited to watch, then check out the most anticipated new shows of 2021 to mix in with your returning favorites.

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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    NetworkDisney+

    Season 3

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more

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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNetflix

    Season 4

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series...  more

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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

    Season 3

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more

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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video

    Season 3

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more

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    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Premiered2020

    NetworkNetflix

    Season 3

    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book...  more

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    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Premiered2020

    NetworkCBS All Access

    Season 2

    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series created by Akiva...  more

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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    Premiered2017

    NetworkAmazon Video

    Season 4

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web...  more

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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Premiered2017

    NetworkNetflix

    Season 4, Final Season

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more

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    35

    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video

    Season 2

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series...  more

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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    NetworkSyfy

    Season 6, Final Season

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark...  more

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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Premiered2017

    NetworkCBS All Access

    Season 4

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:...  more

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

    NetworkNBC

    Season 8

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series...  more

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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    NetworkFox, Hulu

    Season 3

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more

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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

    NetworkFox

    Season 33

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting...  more

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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    NetworkAMC

    Season 6, Final season delayed until first quarter of 2022

    Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan...  more

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    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Premiered2018

    NetworkYoutube Red, Netflix

    Season 3

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more

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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

    NetworkCBS

    Season 11

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States...  more

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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Premiered2013

    NetworkAdult Swim, Cartoon Network

    Season 4

    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created...  more

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    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo

    Premiered2020

    NetworkAmazon Video

    Season 2
    Upload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series...  more

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    54

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Premiered2017

    NetworkHulu

    Season 5

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,...  more

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    37

    Yellowstone

    Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley

    Premiered2018

    NetworkParamount Network

    Season 4

    Yellowstone (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television series created by Taylor...  more

    More 

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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    NetworkNBC

    Season 8

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon...  more

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    38

    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Premiered2017

    NetworkCBS

    Season 3

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a...  more

    More 

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    His Dark Materials

    Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Premiered2019

    NetworkHBO

    Season 3, Final Season

    His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series...  more

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    The Great

    Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult

    Premiered2020

    NetworkHulu

    Season 2

    The Great (Hulu, 2020) is a television drama series written and executive produced by Tony...  more

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